Human Rights and Equity Officer
Job Code: 2915715 Closing Date: Oct 02, 2020 5:00 PM EDT
Employer: York Catholic District School Board Posted on: Sep 14, 2020
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Job Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
ECE, EA and Support Staff
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Job Description & Requirements



Invites applications for the position of:


Human Rights and Equity Officer

Exempt Level 4 $55,494 to $71,120


Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Human Rights and Equity Advisor, the Human Rights and Equity Officer will provide specialized administrative support to the activities related to the portfolio of the Human Rights and Equity Advisor (HREA), and in so doing support the York Catholic District School Board’s human rights, equity and inclusion initiatives.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Initial contact for Human Rights and Equity portfolio receiving and processing complaints,, gathering pertinent information and recommending triaging and  next steps, in consultation with the HREA.
  • Assist with the internal implementation of the complaints procedure to ensure procedural requirements are met, in accordance with the Board’s internal human rights policy and procedure.
  • Ensure accurate documentation in the case management tool for all human rights and equity complaints, including tracking and monitoring progress as well as gathering statistical information and trend data as requested.
  • Provide technical design and administrative support to the HREA in the development, review and revision of workshops, presentations, webinars and other human rights and equity initiatives
  • Have a strong understanding of the implementation of human rights code and the ability to apply investigation and dispute resolution skills to address code based harassment and discrimination allegations.
  • Raise awareness and promote equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-oppression, intercultural understanding and mutual respect for members of the YCDSB community.
  • Provide administrative support to the HREA by scheduling meetings, booking rooms, organizing meetings, preparing meeting agendas, taking minutes/notes
  • Create, maintain and monitor internal racialized data management collection systems to produce a variety of documents, reports, presentations and letters to support the initiatives of the portfolio.
  • In consultation with the HREA update Board policies to ensure they reflect the principles of anti-racism, equity and inclusion as required.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Post-Secondary Education in Human Rights, Public Administration or related field and experience in Human Rights
  • Solid knowledge and working experience with diversity and inclusion initiatives, change management, strategy development and leadership programs.
  • Minimum 3 years working experience responding to, investigating, and/or handling sensitive information using the Human Rights Code and relevant policies to prevent and address discrimination and harassment
  • Experience in delivering human rights equity, inclusion and diversity education programs, including conducting training on complaints resolution, investigation, report-writing, etc.


Skills and Competencies:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Ontario Human Rights Code and its application in an educational setting
  • Proficiency with relevant computer and software programs (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Superior emotional intelligence, problem-solving and time management skills
  • Ability to work with multiple stakeholders across the organization’s greater community, and to develop and sustain effective relationships.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, strong attention to detail.
  • Strong cultural competence and demonstrated commitment to working in a diverse school community and /or environment
  • Ability to monitor and remain up-to-date on legal developments impacting policy and practices relating to equity and inclusion


For additional information please contact Nalini Jugnundan, HREA at 647 887 1879 or by e-mail at

Interested applicants may apply until the close of business on October 2, 2020.

 Thank you for taking the time to apply for this position. We appreciate your interest in the York Catholic District School Board, however, only applicants selected to continue to the interview process will be contacted by Human Resources.


Commitment to Equity
YCDSB is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an environment of diversity and employment equity and is dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse communities that we serve.
We are proud to have built a culture that thrives on idea-sharing and collaboration, always finding ways to continue to create a warm, welcoming and inclusive work environment.  We are committed to being an equitable employer, providing an inclusive environment for a diverse workforce, including but not limited to, women, persons with visible and invisible disabilities, Indigenous persons, and ethnic visible minorities.


The Board is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive workplace.. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs. Disability-related accommodation during the application process is available upon request.


Vulnerable Sector Screening

As a condition of employment with the York Catholic District School Board, successful candidates will be required to submit a satisfactory "Vulnerable Sector Screening" prior to the commencement of any employment duties.   


Mission Statement

Guided by Gospel Values and Catholic Virtues, in partnership with home and Church, we educate and inspire all students to reach their full potential in a safe and caring environment.


Vision Statement

Our students will become creative and critical thinkers who integrate Catholic Values into their daily lives, as socially responsible global citizens.


 Catholic Education Centre
320 Bloomington Road West, Aurora, Ontario L4G 0M1 - (905) 713-1211


             Maria Marchese                                                                                                Mary Battista
             Chair of the Board                                                                                            Interim Director    





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